The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare in short
The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL in short) is the largest child welfare organization in Finland. MLL is an NGO and the membership is open to everyone. MLL promotes the wellbeing of children and of families with children, increases respect for childhood and seeks to make it more visible, and sees that children's views are taken into account in public decision-making.
Our local MLL Lauttasaari association was founded in 1944, and we are one of the largest local associations in Finland. Our association and its members have supported children and families living in Lauttasaari already for over 70 years. Our association belongs to MLL Uusimaa district organisation.
MLL Lauttasaari is a very active association and we arrange various clubs, groups for parents, excursions, training and special events. We also try to influence local decisions affecting families and work in close cooperation with e.g. Lauttasaari-Seura and local representatives in municipal administration. Our activities are based on volunteer work and we always welcome new people to join us regardless of e.g. your nationality or language.
What we do in Lauttasaari
- Music playschool for babies and toddlers (muskari)
- Family cafés (perhekahvila)
- Dads and kids club (isä-lapsi-toiminta)
- Yearly fleemarkets for kid’s clothing, toys, and childcare products (kirpputori)
- Helping with the school support student operations (tukioppilastoiminta)
- Organising various events and courses
- Summer city camps for kids (kesäleirit)
Every member is important
As our member, you will support the work we do in Lauttasaari for children and families. You also support the national goal of MLL to build a child-friendly Finnish society. As our member you are entitled to our national and local membership benefits. All our members also get discount on our courses and events if they are not free from charge.
The yearly fee for adults is 25 €, and for children under 18 years 0 €.